After their heavy collaboration with English duo Delta HeavyZeds Dead are back with a new remix. This time, they've taken on Ellie Goulding and Diplo's hit "Close To Me," which features vocals from rapper/singer Swae Lee. It's included in Ellie Goulding's short remix package for the single, featuring additional remixes from producers Felix Cartal, CID and Nonsens

Zeds Dead (real names Dylan "DC" Mamid and Zachary "Hooks" Rapp-Rovan) surprise with their take on "Close To Me," as they chose to not favor a trendier musical style, and hint back to their roots with an old school approach. Starting off with synth arpeggios and interesting ambiances, the duo move towards the climax quickly without playing with Ellie Goulding's vocals too much. The drop is dominated by a gritty bass that interplays with saw chords and vocal chops, creating an interesting result.

It's an ambitious approach that is sure to catch the attention of Zeds Dead's newer fans, as well as satisfy the ones that have been following the duo since their first days. 

Zeds Dead can be listed among the most influential bass music acts of the decade. Their diversity and constant progression have earned them billings at the world's biggest festivals. Their highly anticipated debut album Northern Lights was released towards the end of 2016, and they have collaborated with the likes of Diplo, Big Gigantic, NGHTMRE, Illenium and many more. 

Recommended Articles

Karim Naas

Karim Naas Delivers Kaleidoscopic Club Anthem, "M.I.A"

"M.I.A" marks Naas' fifth offering of the year.


Mersiv Redefines Bass Music on Metamorphic Debut Album, "Pretty Dark Loud"

Mersiv's first album explores his signature sound with depth and clarity.

"Wide Awake"

Sonny Fodera's Decade-Long Experience Shines In New Album, "Wide Awake"

Fodera's new 14-track album is his most ambitious record to date.

H/T: Your EDM

Follow Zeds Dead: 



silk city ellie goulding

Ellie Goulding Teases Involvement in Return of Silk City

The famed British singer-songwriter shared a teaser video very similar to Diplo and Mark Ronson's recent reveal.

Zeds Dead

Zeds Dead Unveil Deluxe Edition of "We Are Deadbeats (Vol. 4)"

The compilation contains remixes from Sippy, Eprom, Blanke, and more.

zeds dead

Zeds Dead Release Classic Remixes and Bootlegs on Audius, Promise Weekly Releases

Included in their throwback uploads are "Dark Side Dub," "The Twilight Zone," "1975," and more.

Zeds Dead and Subtronics

Subtronics and Zeds Dead Debut Remix of "GodLovesUgly" by Atmosphere

During a recent show at The Hollywood Palladium, Subtronics debuted a remix of Atmosphere's "GodLovesUgly" that he and Zeds Dead are working on.

Zeds Dead

Zeds Dead talk Deadbeats Tour, Red Rocks and their 30 Favorite Tracks [INTERVIEW]

We caught the duo in an exclusive interview and had them take over our Spotify for an hour worth of vibes!

A color photo of Canadian DJ/producer duo Zeds Dead (real names Dylan "DC" Mamid and Zachary "Hooks" Rapp-Rovan).

Zeds Dead Deliver Sinister Dubstep Remix of "bury a friend" by Billie Eilish

You haven't heard Billie Eilish's 2019 single like this before.